At Pratt & Whitney, we have more than 6,000 engineers around the world. We currently work with outsourcing companies for engineering work in India.
Pratt & Whitney launched its Industry Capability Enhancement program on October 26, 2018 to support medium- and small-scale enterprises serving global aerospace majors through precision manufacturing and highly specialized engineering services from India.
Pratt & Whitney is investing in new technologies across its portfolio that will power the future of aviation. These include digital technologies, additive manufacturing, advanced high-temperature materials and hybrid electric. United Technologies launched a hybrid-electric propulsion technology demonstrator program, and this project combines the engineering expertise and experience of the Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace and the UTC research center teams.
While we are laser focused on innovation and performance, the same can be said of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, where we focus our support on programs and partnerships that:
- Inspire the next generation
- Empower our employees to positively impact their communities
- Emphasize innovation and technology.
Here are some of the CSR activities we are involved with in India:
Engineers Without Borders – India
Engineers Without Borders India is an evolving network of humanitarian engineers and other professionals in India. Through their partnership with Pratt & Whitney, other social organizations, students and professionals offer sustainable solutions in the areas of water, sanitation, energy, health and education to improve the quality of life for people in both the rural and urban communities of India.
eLearning Centers with Engineers Without Borders-India:
The eLearning centers are a collaborative between Pratt & Whitney, University of Connecticut and Engineers Without Borders - India. The goal is to give students the best possible opportunity to succeed after going through school. In particular, Hyderabad is a hub for technological research and production within India, so it is important to educate the students in the STEM fields.
One hundred e-learning centers have been installed to date. At the centers, elementary-age children have access to high-quality electronic education courses with a STEM emphasis. The centers are equipped with modern facilities, tools and technology to support teachers and students.
Pratt & Whitney has maintained its longtime support of the United Way India. United Way India lives with the mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities in order to build a stronger India. Present in seven cities, Bangalore, Baroda, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai, United Way India strives to leverage the talents and expertise of the community to craft solutions to India’s unique social problems and set the standard for results and accountability.
Girls Who Code is building one of the largest pipelines of future female engineers and technologists in the U.S. and with our support, it has expanded to India. Girls Who Code leverages Pratt & Whitney's in-country resources to expand clubs in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. With our overall support, Girls Who Code serves as a gateway to technology and engineering careers for women in India. The program partners with schools and orphanages to set up free clubs and provide girls with the skills and tools necessary for success in engineering and technology fields, encouraging the pursuit of careers in STEM.